Town Court


As of March 16th, 2020, the Governor of New York State has closed all courts. Future changes will be noted here. Contact the Court Clerk with questions. The Clerk is available by phone and email, or in-person by appointment only.

Court Clerk

BJ Tiso

Hillsdale Town Court
2609 State Route 23
P.O. Box 305
Hillsdale, NY 12529

Clerk Office: (518) 325-5073 ext. 4
Fax: (518) 325-6917


Office Hours:

Monday and Wednesday, from 10 am to 3 pm
Friday, from 10 am to 2 pm
Court Wednesdays, from 10 am to 3 pm


While we do our best to post changes to office hours, we do recommend you contact the court via phone to confirm the hours for the day you intend to come in as emergencies do arise.


Mark Cawley
Russ Immarigeon

For Evictions, Small Claims, Civil Matters, Criminal Cases:

The court is in session the FIRST Wednesday evening of the month at 6 pm in the Hillsdale Town Hall.

For Vehicle & Traffic & Criminal Cases:

The court is in session the THIRD Wednesday of each month unless otherwise announced, at 5 pm and 6 pm.

Hillsdale Town Court is the first level trial court in the New York State Court System. The Court has jurisdiction over vehicle and traffic matters, criminal matters, small claims cases (up to $3000), landlord-tenant cases. It has the authority to arraign persons on all charges but is generally limited to the adjudication of non-felony charges.

The Town justices are also empowered to officiate at weddings of all who possess a valid marriage license in the State of New York. The voters of Hillsdale elect the Town Justices to four-year terms.

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